Articles tagged john malkovich

‘A Cambodian Odyssey’: Haing Ngor Was Among the Most Consequential Actors of His Time

It isn't often that a brutal personal account of mass murder, slavery, torture and the obliteration of a sovereign nation causes a reader to meditate on the art of acting, but then, Haing Ngor's was no ordinary life.

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Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place

Charles Olson was above all a poet of place, and whatever one thinks of his verse, it is hard not to sympathize with his championing of the unique and the indigenous.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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18 Feb 2009 // 9:00 PM

Changeling

There’s a touch of Arthur Miller in the way the audiences emotions are played in this story of challenging authority.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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21 Dec 2008 // 7:30 PM

Burn After Reading (2008)

The Coen Brothers remains the most predicable unpredictable artists in Hollywood. You can be guaranteed that the minute you think you have them pegged -

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Narrative Choices Challenge ‘Changeling’s Effectiveness

The Clint Eastwood renaissance has been a joy to behold. While many thought his 1992 Oscar for Unforgiven would mark the culmination of an amazing, four

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24 Oct 2008 // 4:15 AM

Changeling

A movie made with awards season in mind, Changeling offers extravagant affects and overwritten speeches.

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23 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Identities in Flux

Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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18 Sep 2008 // 4:55 AM

Being John Malkovich brings many movie roles

TORONTO - John Malkovich is, well, being John Malkovich, although no portals affording entry to his mind seem to be in operation here at the

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12 Sep 2008 // 4:09 AM

Burn After Reading

Ozzie (John Malkovich) embodies the problem of the CIA, of the "intelligence community," which is that it reacts to data, then fashions a story about it to comport with the reaction.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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14 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Klimt

Klimt certainly led a life worthy of making into a movie, but we would have been better off with a more traditional biopic than this self-indulgent art-flick.

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10 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Art School Confidential (2006)

While director Terry Zwigoff seemed to have held the patent on this sort of offbeat tone in his past work, his kooky rudeness is his undoing, here

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Libertine (2004)

Rochester is "a beaten man," observes writer-director Laurence Dunmore, "Whilst he sort of knee-jerks the defiance."

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Art School Confidential (2006)

As much as Jerome's harsh appraisals of his peers and teachers appear to be warranted, Art School Confidential doesn't exactly endorse his aspirations.

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Gaming in the Analog World

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"A handshake is more substantial than typing "gg" at the end of a game.

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